Is multi-user editing on the same shapefile possible during the same edit session?

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01-31-2018 10:50 AM
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A co-worker and I were wondering if we could edit the same shapefile and if it would auto-update. Is this possible in any way? Or would the edits not save if someone more recently started an edit session?

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Jarek,

  When one editor starts editing the shapefile would be locked and not allow for other to begin editing.

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Jarek,

  When one editor starts editing the shapefile would be locked and not allow for other to begin editing.

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Just adding an official doc for reference:

About editing shapefiles—Help | ArcGIS Desktop 

Keep in mind that a shapefile supports only one person editing it at a time, although multiple users can view it simultaneously. Attempting multiuser editing of a shapefile can result in data corruption.